Let me start by reminding everyone over at CBC sports, more specifically pbp host Mark Lee it's the "Saskatchewan" Roughriders, not the Regina Roughriders... but I digress.
CBC has bigger problems.
When the power went out at Mosiac Stadium last night, it was the last images of the football game for everyone across the nation except for Saskatchewan.
The CBC cut away from Regina and did not show the last 13:04 of the 4th qaurter to the rest of Rider Nation outside of the provincial boundary. Quite frankly that's embarrassing.
Rightfully so the CBC is taking heat from the Rider fans across the country and from the CFL itself. What has happened to the powerhouse that once was CBC Sports? For years an icon, now resembling a local cable company production.
Don't get me wrong, Hockey Night in Canada is a staple. They pioneered television sports in our country but have since been lapped by the folks at TSN and Sportsnet.
Even during the NHL playoffs I found myself watching NBC's coverage over CBC's just simply because it was better and more informative. That's the reality.
This latest debacle is just another example of how the once mighty CBC Sports is crumbling. I know Joel Darling recently took over as Head Producer, if anyone can turn it around, the former producer of HNIC can. Good luck Joel.
Kudos to CRKM Rider Radio. They're coverage during the outage was outstanding. We were all in Regina in the middle of the storm and they're work via cellphone deserves credit. Knowing how difficult an operation that can be, I felt informed and up to speed while tuning in "the old fashion way".
Oh, and what a game! They are making a believer out of me. They're secondary is still a bit shaky but I've never seen this much creativity offensively from this football club. Head Coach Kent Austin has rejuvenated the Riders, this province and fans from coast to coast.
What a display of Rider Pride last night and the drive back to Swifty. Labour Day should be fantastic. There is a group of about 25 of us headed for the game and we're all excited.
Enjoy the bye-week, you've earned it.
On the Broncos front, players on the 50 man list report tomorrow morning for orientation. More tomorrow,